Idea Greenhouse is pleased to have these organizations and businesses as our partners and friends. Be sure to let them know you appreciate their support and collaboration.
The Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) was founded in November 2000 to develop and manage the intellectual property portfolio of the University of New Hampshire.
The mission of the ORPC is to:
Build research partnerships that result in commercialization and economic development.
Serve as the focal point for advocacy and support of UNH's intellectual property.
Provide faculty and staff with information on, and assistance with, intellectual property protection by patent, copyright, or other means.
Facilitate transfer of University research results to the public by bringing scientists and the business community together in relationships of mutual advantage.
Focus statewide through the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (a matching grant program funded by the NH Legislature).
Founded in 1983, and originally known at the New Hampshire High Technology Council, the NH High Tech Council has been the voice of technology and innovation in the State of New Hampshire for well over 25 years.
As a member-driven organization focusing on advancing innovation throughout New Hampshire, we help drive NH’s economy by encouraging research and technology-based industrial development.
The Council brings together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, legislative, and educational programs that support research and economic development efforts that help New Hampshire lead in entrepreneurship and business on a national level.
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center offers one-on-one, confidential business advising, training programs, educational programs and workshops, and access to information referral. We offer help with environmental management and innovative economic developmentinitiatives. Their support is free to any qualified NH business. Since 1984, they have helped more than 39,000 entrepreneurs representing 18,000 businesses.
SBDC also offers educational programs around the state on topics such as Business Basics, QuickBooks, and health and safety issues. Free e-learning courses are also available at this website, 24 hours a day. Courses focus on management, marketing, money, and starting and financing a business in New Hampshire.
The NH Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC), in partnership with the University of New Hampshire (UNH), is dedicated to accelerating the development of early stage high technology startups and to the commercialization of UNH intellectual capital.
Our vision is to fuel innovation and drive sustainable, rapid private sector growth in New Hampshire by selectinghigh potential early stage companies, locating them at our facilities at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, and providing them with a combination of business resources, seed capital and "hands on involvement" from the Center's seasoned startup executives.
UNH, a premier research institution, is one of only seven land, sea and space grant universities in the country. Its world-class faculty, graduate students and staff generate over $100 million in federally supported research each year. The NH-ICC has made it a priority to create and leverage opportunities for the commercialization of these exciting technologies. In addition, companies accelerated through the programs at the NH-ICC are encouraged to leverage UNH faculty and student resources through advisory relationships and student internships.
Founded in 2010, the Green Launching Pad is a strategic partnership of the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. GLP connects entrepreneurs and private industry with technical, scientific, and business faculty, students and state-level resources to successfully launch and accelerate the growth of new green businesses. The Green Launching Pad is focused on creating new energy-related jobs in the Granite State and broadening economic opportunities.
ZESstudio was created to serve as an all-encompassing design studio believing in a better, smarter, and more advanced design solution whether it be graphic design, art, or building design. Studio creator Zachary Smith believes in creating a better world through this design idea and spends much of his time helping non-profits and local start-ups by offering his design services for free to help aid this mission.
Also central to ZESstudio is the idea of leaving the planet a better place then when we arrived. We are always on top of the latest trends in sustainable (green) design in architecture and design in general. This philosophy exists down to even the littlest things like our office being heated by BioHeat provided by Simply Green. On December 1st, 2009 ZESstudio also announced its membership as a Business Partner in the Green Alliance, a group of local NH, ME, and MA businesses working together to create a better planet.
Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, Alpha Loft is a coworking space in the truest sense. You can rent a single desk within their open communal space, or hang out at a "drop in" table.
Managed by local tech entrepreneur Josh Cyr, Alpha Loft provides a convenient place to work in the downtown of Portsmouth with other creatives, techies, entrepreneurs, and startups. Josh organizes events and learning opportunities for Seacoast entrepreneurs in partnership with Idea Greenhouse.
A small business incubator and coworking center in downtown Manchester, abi Innovation Hub nurtures high growth startups and creates an environment where entrepreneurs have access to the resources, connections, experience, and capital to support the journey of putting ideas into action.
Located in a refurbished mill on the Merrimack River, the abi Hub provides offices and drop in workspace at flexible, affordable rates. Led by Jamie Coughlin, the "Hub" holds a wide range of events every week, including free seminars and meetups for all kinds of startups. We're proud to partner with the Hub on a number of ideas, events, and culture-building activities in NH.